Hurricane Matthew Emergency

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew which hit Haiti on October 4 continues to rise. Haiti is facing the largest humanitarian emergency since the earthquake in 2010. UNICEF is focusing its efforts on those with the greatest need, with an emphasis on WASH and the need to avoid a major cholera outbreak, education, child protection and health and malnutrition.

As at 10 October 2016 here are some latest estimated figures:

      • Over 894,057 children are affected by the hurricane
      • Over 1.4million people are in need of humanitarian assistance
      • Estimated UNICEF Funds required US$ 7.3million needed to cover immediate life-saving needs

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